Background Checks (6.6.22) - Teacher candidates completing observations and clinical experiences at the Lab Schools are required to have either a social security-based background check or a criminal background check
Chronic Conditions and Emergency Action Plan (6.2.23) - All students that may require emergency action treatment while at school or a school-raleted activity must have an action plan on file
Data Breach Procedures (SOPPA) - Steps to be taken if a breach of SOPPA covered information occurs
Food Allergy Awareness (6.2.23) - Common warning signs, symptoms, treatments, and classroom expectations for food allergies
Glucagon (6.2.23) - Overview of the medication used to treat severe low blood sugar in persons with known Type 1 diabetes
LEA Plan for Use of ESSER III Funds (10.17.22) - Our district's plan to spend the ESSER III funds allocated for FY23
Library Development Collection Policy (2.24.22) - This document outlines the criteria and development for selection
Opioid Antagonist Policy & Protocol for Use of Opioid Antagonist (6.2.23) - Outlined steps on how to respond to an Opioid overdose
Protection of Minors Procedures - To ensure that minors are provided appropriate treatment and protection
Safe Return Plan (10.17.22) - Guidance for a safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services
School Exclusion Guidance (1.9.22) - Guidance for symptomatic individuals and close contacts
Self-Carry & Self-Administration (6.2.23) - Our district's policy for the self-carry and self-administration of medication
Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) - To ensure student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies
Undesignated Emergency Medications Policy (6.2.23) - Our district's policy for the use of emergency medications, including Epinephrine, Opioid Antagonist, Asthma medication, and Glucagon
Asbestos Updates - The annual asbestos survey, as required by Asbestos Abatement Act 855.300
Faith's Law (6.28.23) - Faith’s Law is named after prevention advocate and child sexual abuse survivor Faith Colson, who graduated from an Illinois high school in the early 2000s. Faith’s Law was passed by the Illinois General Assembly as two separate pieces of legislation. The first legislation established the definition of sexual misconduct within the School Code and outlined the requirements for schools to develop and post employee code of professional conduct policies. The second legislation adds employment history reviews as part of the hiring and vetting process for schools and school contractors, requires notices to be provided to parents/guardians and the applicable student when there’s an alleged act of sexual misconduct, and makes other changes to the process schools must follow when handling allegations of sexual misconduct.
Faith’s Law requires schools to notify parents/guardians of the availability of the Sexual Abuse Response and Prevention Resource Guide published by the Illinois State Board of Education June 12, 2023.
Expectations for Teachers and Staff:
Laboratory Schools teachers, staff, and volunteers must abide by the Faith’s Law Expectations for Teachers and Staff and maintain high standards and professional and appropriate relationships with students, parent/guardians, staff members and others. These Expectations are included in the Faculty Associate Handbook at Appendix F.
Sexual Misconduct Allegation Notification Requirements:
Effective July 1, 2023, if an allegation of sexual misconduct regarding an enrolled student is received by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access and/or the Laboratory Schools, notice will be provided to students and parents regarding the alleged misconduct. This document describes the notice & timing requirements for students and parents.
Employment History Review Requirements:
Effective July 1, 2023, Faith’s Law requires that Illinois State University must engage in a new process called an Employment History Review (“Faith’s Law EHR”) prior to hiring a University employee to work in a role that involve the possibility of direct contact with children or students in Laboratory Schools grounds and buildings. Direct contact with children or students means the possibility of care, supervision, guidance, or control of children or students or routine interaction with children or students.
The Faith’s Law EHR process will be implemented in addition to the current Fingerprint Criminal History Record Check requirements that impacts University employees and School Contractor employees. The Faith’s Law Employment History Review Summary document provides a brief overview of these requirements. Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 438-8311 for more information about the Faith’s Law EHR process for ISU employees.
School Contractor Requirements:
Information on Faith’s Law School Contractor requirements is available on the Purchasing site.
Protection of Minors Policy - To ensure that minors are provided appropriate treatment and protection